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Breakfast At Tiffany's: Music From The Motion Picture Score Soundtrack

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Media Type: CD
Artist: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Title: SOUNDTRACK
Street Release Date: 10/18/1988
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Genre: SOUNDTRACK

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When you think of Henry Mancini, you inevitably think of either "Peter Gunn" or "Moon River." (Well, maybe "The Pink Panther"--but that became a cartoon show, so it doesn't count!) Breakfast at Tiffany's gave the world the latter tune, and that beautiful melody recurs throughout this soundtrack LP, which remained No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts for 12 weeks in 1961. (Music for Peter Gunn in 1959 was Mancini's only other No. 1 album.) The soundtrack doesn't include Andy Williams's hit single of "Moon River," but then neither did the film. It does, however, take you through the many moods of the film (and the exploits of Miss Holly Golightly), with an emphasis on Latin influences in the forms of "Latin Golightly" and "Moon River Cha Cha." Nevertheless, one common complaint has been that RCA could've remastered the music and added additional tracks to flesh out the CD. Maybe in the future... --Bill Holdship

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Moon river
  2. Something for Cat
  3. Sallys Tomato
  4. Mr Yunioshi
  5. The big blow out
  6. Hub caps and tail lights
  7. Breakfast at Tiffanys
  8. Latin Golightly
  9. Holly
  10. Loose Caboose
  11. The Big Heist
  12. Moon River Cha Cha


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: October 5, 1961
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: RCA
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002W3F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,451 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Contrary to what the the Amazon editor and several reviewers thought. This is NOT a soundtrack. Most his movie music was released as "Music from the motion picture ..." and not as a "Soundtrack." Mr Mancini did this on purpose; it was not forced on him by the record company (RCA). Mr. Mancini usually retained the rights to the music, contrary to common practice. Allowing him to rerecord and in most cases rearrange the music allowed him to prepare a commercially viable record (which by the way he would receive all of the profits, not the studio) which could sell in larger volumns than most soundtracks would. He could arrange to maximize the effect of the music, without constraining it to fit the action in the movie. Remember,in 1961 the soundtrack album was much rarer than today. In his autobiography Mancini regrets not having Hepburn on the album...
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As several other reviewers have stated, this is a must-have for lounge fans and any fan of the music of Henry Mancini. I'm not entirely sure why I fall into the latter category, as so much of his music sounds the same to me, but nevertheless, I love it.
Perhaps my favorite two tracks on the album are two and nine--the fun "Something for Cat" and the beautifully romantic "Holly," respectively. I also think they are paricularly representative of the album--being about as different as they can be from one another despite sharing a composer. The album, like these two songs, inspires a range of emotional responses not typically found on the soundtrack albums of today.
As someone else pointed out, the album is lacking some of the beautiful film versions of "Moon River" (including that sung by Audrey Hepburn), but the two that are present are nice enough. I don't really like the Lawrence Welk-ish vocals in the version on track one, but it still shines. The version on the last track is great fun for fans of Mancini's more latin-esque material which can also be found in "Loose Caboose," "Latin Golightly," and the aforementioned "Something for Cat."
More fun tracks include "Hub Caps and Tail Lights"(the theme from the strip clubs), the great jazzy song "The Big Heist," and the pop-sixties-asian-influenced "Mr. Yunioshi."
Fans of slower, more jazzy sounds will enjoy "Holly," "Sally's Tomato," and the title track "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
There are, in fact, not really any songs on the album that I *don't* like! I may have to be in particualr moods for certain of them (and "Moon River" invariably makes me cry), but this is definitely a classic soundtrack album filled with wonderful songs for lovers of sixties films and the music of Henry Mancini.
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By A Customer on May 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was very disappointed in this soundtrack. The most poignant rendition of Moon River is sung by Audrey Hepburn in the movie and it is not on the album. Also different variations of Moon River that were used in the movie are not played here. The album should be redone and more added to it.
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I agree with the reviews stating that the Audrey version should have been included.
But just as Being Myself of Lena horne, this kind of CD gets better and better, the more often I play it.
This really is the smooth and hip early 60ies style, with a big S for style.
Moonriver is breathtaking, and many other songs are really nice as well.
And can anyone please tell me why beautiful movies and soundtracks like this are not made anymore???
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This album is superb, I do not know any other way of saying it. I bought a near mint vinyl copy of this not long ago and loved it so much I had to get the CD. Although this came out way before I was born, I love this type of music and this CD exemplifies class and style...something not even heard of in today's music scene. I am so very happy I found this on Amazon.
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If you want to take a musical holiday back to 1960, here's the ticket! The songs here hit the bullseye in capturing the pop culture of the time - the swank, swingin' urban culture of Manhattan and Hollywood anyway! If you can find a '60 Chrylser Imperial with a CD player you're halfway there...The music is a lovable potpourri of themes, from full-out foot-stompin' jazz to "high-fashion" orchestrations, from funky mancini madness to the haunting chorus of "Moon River" and more. This CD is a "must" for collectors of late 2oth century American popular music...
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By A Customer on April 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I would recommend the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack to any one who enjoys jazz music!
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Mancini should be acknowledged as the creator as the much in vogue "lounge" music...the original lounge music itself. Great melodies, arrangements and imaginative jazziest rhythms too!!...This soundtrack won an Academy Award for Mancini, as did "Moon River" as best song of the year. Along with the soundtracks of "The Pink Panther" and "The Party", my favourite Mancini albums. This is a real must!!
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